A mother and daughter from Fife have recently made a great step in the production of chillies in Scotland. They have been part of an initiative that is being run by the Dundee Food Festival and they’ve encouraged chilli producers to display some of their products at the event. The first event had a great deal of attractions including demonstrations of cooking, competitions, music and even dancing.
The Dundee event is something that has been very popular since it was established and it is estimated that around 25,000 people are going to visit the event this year. It is often attended by some of the best chefs in the country.
Since establishing the festival, it has had to expand significantly in order to meet the rising demand of people who want to attend and show off their products, as well as increasing visitor numbers.
It was first established in 2010 with a grant from the government of £5000. The mother and daughter have also been involved in research to help identify the nutritional value of locally produced products and this research is being done at the University of Edinburgh.
At the event there are going to be numerous different types of chilli for people to buy or try, including the very mild to the incredibly hot. The mother, Patricia, has commented, “Chilli-based foods are something which are very popular and we pride ourselves in making chilli foods that can be very spicy, but also very mild.”